Monthly Greek film series resumes after pandemic hiatus



The monthly Greek film series ALWAYS ON SUNDAY picks up after the pandemic hiatus announced by the Hellenic Film Society USA, with its premiere screening on November 14 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.

The series kicks off is DIGGER which will be screened at 4 p.m. Digger is the winner of ten 2021 Hellenic Film Academy awards, including Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Actor. The film is also the Greek candidate for the Oscar for best international feature film. Written and directed by Georgis Grigorakis, and starring Vangelis Mourikis, Digger tells the story of a lonely farmer in the lush woods of northern Greece who battles a giant mining company that digs up the forest and threatens his property. The greatest threat comes from the unexpected arrival of her estranged son, who appears after a 20-year separation to claim family land.

Cineuropa said: “Digger is one of the most accomplished films in recent Greek cinema. The film is in Greek with English subtitles.

“The strong attendance at the New York Greek Film Expo last month has convinced us that people are ready to return to theaters,” said Jimmy DeMetro, president of the Hellenic Film Society USA. “And Digger is a great movie to come back to. It is well done, the performances are brilliant and the subject is topical.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497 and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

When purchasing cinema tickets, please use the discount code SUNDAY20. The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, is conveniently located near public transportation. In accordance with city and state public health protocols, the Museum requires proof of vaccination and masks for all visitors. For more details, please visit the Museum of the Moving Image website.


About the Hellenic Film Society USA

The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded on the belief that Greek cinema can and should be part of the American cultural landscape. The organization promotes feature films, documentaries and short films made by Greek and Greek-born filmmakers, as well as films that promote the cultures of Greece and Cyprus.

In addition to collaborating with the Museum of the Moving Image for its monthly series of Greek film screenings, HFS annually presents the New York Greek Film Expo. When the pandemic forced theaters to close, HFS began showing Greek films around the world and created a YouTube channel to meet public demand for Greek films.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is the primary supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. Further support is provided by the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Kallinikeion Foundation and the Queens Council on the Arts. For more information, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497.


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